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Can you please suggest professional CV writers/reviewers at a reasonable cost?

sloan profile image Sloan ・1 min read

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I am looking to change jobs, and I think as I am getting more experienced my CV is getting more packed. I would appreciate the help of a professional CV writer/reviewer, ideally with experience on software engineering CVs, to make it better than I can.

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Kieran Bond

If you're going to be looking for jobs via recruiters, ask each recruiter you use for advise on improving your CV.

They frequently see CVs and witness the better ones land more interviews - They'll be able to help in showing you what's so killer about those. Plus, they want you to be successful as they get paid if your CV helps land you the job!

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Arghya Guha

This is a good service to omptimize your CV for JDs jobscan.co/
I am not sure if that is exactly what you are looking for but check it out.
I used their (paid) service briefly some years ago and found it quite good.

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ItsASine (Kayla)

Note: none of this is tech specific but I really love resumes so I read this kind of stuff a lot

  • AskAManager rarely does resume reviews, but her blog posts and books have SO MUCH information. Right now, there's 126 blog posts tagged resume which is entirely free advice to get you started
  • CareerContessa is a similar blog which also has a bunch of blog posts tagged resume . I don't know how often she does resume reviews since I got mine "free" with an online course. The site is very girl power which is weird/intense at times but the resume info is solid

Those sites lean US specific resume advice, rather than exhaustive CV advice, but they do touch on it occasionally and the ideas around showing off your accomplishments and how to emphasize transferrable skills when career-changing are all relevant points.

The other angle I haven't tried yet is to hire an actual copywriter. Something like this one: Open Boat Editing. It wouldn't be evaluating your resume with an HR perspective but it would be taking your writing and making it stronger with a rewrite.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

The most important tip for resume is:

Do not send your resume until someone you know explicitely asks for it

No trolling, I prepare an article on the subject

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Frederik πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸŒ Creemers

The "someone you know" part confuses me a bit. Do you mean "someone you've previously had contact with at the company"?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

It means you don't apply for a job. You ask for an informational interview with someone who could be your future boss or your future colleagues. There you ask smart questions. If there is a good match beween the company and you, at some point the other person will ask for your resume.

This changes everything: your resume is not unsolicited spam from a total stranger (you), it comes from someone inside the company that explicitely asked for it.

Follow me if you want to know more when the article is published.

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